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Obama Wants Hickenlooper In Colo. Governor’s Race

President Barack Obama encouraged Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper to run for governor during a call Friday, but the mayor has told friends the family will spend the weekend weighing a decision. ALSO: Hickenlooper and McInnis greet each other at the National Western.

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WSJ: Senate Race Splits Colorado Democrats

National and state Republican leaders have zeroed in on Colorado’s junior senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, as a top target in their campaign to gain U.S. Senate seats.

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Medical Marijuana Hearing Today Could Set Precedent

Although CannaMart was only open several weeks in Centennial, ankylosing spondylitis patient Shannon Mosher said he already started feeling at home at the location.

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In 2010, Republicans Hope To Pick Off Schwartz’s SD-5 Seat

Bob Rankin, who lives in Aspen and Carbondale, and Wayne Wolf of Delta are vying for the chance to pick off Gail Schwartz’s Senate District 5 seat for Republicans, who are hungry to reclaim power after four years of Democratic Party domination at the Capitol in Denver.

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Some High-Profile Republicans Back John Walsh for U.S. Attorney

Former Colorado U.S. Attorney Troy Eid wrote a letter to Udall on Tuesday that said John Walsh is “ethical and a person of unimpeachable character and integrity.”

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Villafuerte Pulls Bid For U.S. Attorney, Citing Political Attacks

In a letter to President Barack Obama, who nominated her for the post, and Attorney General Eric Holder, Villafuerte said she was confident she would have “served well in this important position.”

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State Rep. Joe Rice Backs Obama on Iraq

State Rep. Joe Rice — a Littleton Democrat and a colonel in the Army Reserves — discussed recent developments and the long-term outlook in Iraq and Afghanistan at a meeting with constituents Dec. 7 at Littleton City Hall.

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Division Over Jobs Plan

Local political sides are divided over the president’s modest plan announced Tuesday to create jobs.

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‘Tis Season to Reform Immigration?

Immigrant rights advocates are calling for a holly jolly reform season filled with rallies for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Colo. Congressional Delegation Wary of Obama’s Afghanistan Surge Plan

Colorado’s congressional members were generally supportive but skeptical of President Barack Obama’s plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and begin withdrawing troops in 2011.

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